‘Why only Sashiko….?’ What was the reason for TAKAHIRO and AKB48’s Itano Tomomi (reported relationship) not being dealt with?

  June 25, 2012
Photo: Shuuji Goto

AKB48’s Sashihara Rino, of all things going out with a boy. And because of that being revealed she was moved to HKT48.

The shock ran through the fans, but for the main members, there have been rumours in the past about Oshima Yuko with Wentz Eiji, along with the article by “Shukan Bunshun” this March which reported EXILE’s TAKAHIRO going out with Itano Tomomi.

“Why was it only Sashiko that got dealt with?”
were what fans said, unsatisfied. However the officials of Talk and Variety shows said, “AKB48 is based on the doctrine of having evidence. In the case of Sashihara, there were photos, which were solid evidence. On the other hand, with Oshima and Wentz and also with Itano and TAKAHIRO, there were no definite photos which appeared, so they can deny as much as they want.”

However, there were different circumstances with Itano and TAKAHIRO.

Bunshun titled it as “AKB Itano Tomomi and TAKAHIRO ‘Same Mansion (Large Apartment)’ Passionate Love Evidence”. There was a photograph taken at just the right time of the two of them entering TAKAHIRO’s mansion at different times. However the essential “two shot” (photo of two people together) was missing.
At that time, both of the companies from both sides recognized that they both did interact with each other, but they denied them going out by using a third party, who lived in the same mansion, as the reason.

In contrast to that, an official of an entertainment agency revealed, “Rumours of their relationship even started popping up around up to 2 years ago in the entertainment circle. When it was published in Bunshun it was like saying to yourself, “Ah, I expected that.” However, once I listened to the people around me, it seemed like Itano was more passionate about it than TAKAHIRO was. So TAKAHIRO didn’t have that inclination.”

Right after the report, the companies of both sides were in a mad rush, but the Itano in question was “Surprised, but in some respects also proud”, said an official of another agency. There are also many fans of EXILE in AKB48, and among that TAKAHIRO is the most popular. An official of an entertainment agency said, “There are many girls who listen to EXILE songs when being transported. And if they play their new songs girls will go crazy with comments such as, “This is seriously so cool!” and, “TAKAHIRO is so epic!” And just due to that Itano felt triumphant with her rumour with TAKAHIRO. The voices of jealousy from the other members also appeared to increase.”

Moreover, “Itano and Sashihara were like cats and dogs. On one hand, Sashihara got kicked out of the group due to a (love) relationship with a male fan. On the other hand is Itano and the rumour with the famous TAKAHIRO. Which I pictured as a humorous situation,” said the same person.

In regards to the essential point of TAKAHIRO and Itano’s case, it is said that their surroundings just bluntly said “Well, there’s nothing to it”.

source: http://www.cyzo.com/2012/06/post_10847.html (Tommy note: This article is written by “Cyzo” based on the article of “Bunshun”…. Reader discretion is required.)